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post #691 of 881
Could you let me know the details of the book to which you are referring - I'm very keen to learn more too. In the meantime here is info on making bubbles out of gelatine:

I learnt this technique at a workshop by Mary-Ann Gonsalves. Her notes can be found in the Australian Sugar Craft Magazine December 2008 Vol 20 No 2. Sorry they keep blocking part of the title here - if you want the reference I will email it to you as this is the 5th time I've tried to put it in the text here for you. My notes incorporate her technique and a few of my interpretations. Gela Boons: Dissolve 1 part gelatine (Davis) to 2 parts hot water in heat proof bowl - deep enough to dip a balloon that is the size of gelaboon you wish to achieve. Gently stir (to avoid creating bubbles) until gelatine is dissolved. Can place bowl in baine marie or use microwave to heat/reheat. Can include colour as desired in water measurement. Use Qualatex helium balloons for the least amount of explosions - if you get a mess let it get tacky then peel off otherwise BIG difficult mess to clean. Have your balloons inflated ahead of time. Use a balloon pump (for hygiene) to achieve desired size and tie a knot. Attach balloon to cup and stick. Have an oasis ready (my hubby made me a plank of wood with holes drilled) to stand the sticks in - with enough space so balloons don't touch. Once covered in gelatine the ballons get heavy. Mary-Ann Gonsalves recommends lightly and evenly spraying the balloons with oil (i.e. canola) and then blotting the surface evenly and gently with a paper towel before dipping into the gelatine. I didn't use oil as I had a lot of trouble achieving a full coverage of the balloon with gelatine. WIthout the oil it takes a little more encouragement to release the balloon. Dip balloon in gelatine (make sure it is comfortable to touch and not hot or "bang"). Use a rolling/ twisting motion to get full coverage. With a larger size balloon you may need to pour the gelatine over. With a sweeping motion remove the balloon and stand upright and allow to dry inserted in oasis. Do not drip the excess gelatine back into the bowl as you will get millions of little bubbles. You can actually achieve deeper colour and stronger gelaboons by dipping two or three times - this should be done after allowing the gelatine to "dry" until tacky - then redip using same method. Depending on the weather and number of layers the gelaboon will dry hard overnight or over several days. To remove balloon, remove gelaboon from stick and gently remove cup. Pop the balloon with a pin or scissors and remove. Trim gelaboon with scissors to tidy the hole - this can be disguised with the use of royal icing or fondant.

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post #692 of 881
Oh, Must have Book; Must have Butterfly sheets; Must have Everything! Wow, can't wait until I get these. Thanks!
post #693 of 881
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

GOT MY NEW BOOK TODAY!!!! (autographed and numbered!) icon_biggrin.gif I can't wait to get started on the new stuff in there....
carnation
calla lily
geranium
gladiolous
orchid
poinsettia
rose
tulip & crocus
foilage
and several versions of bows! icon_biggrin.gif

Another hit, without a doubt!! Thank you Di and Michaelle - I just love this technique. You all need to order yours now too. icon_smile.gif



Which book is this? I looked on her site and there are two, is this a 3rd book?
post #694 of 881
OK, where do I go to order this book? Would like a copy asap. Thanks.
post #695 of 881
Go to www.CakeConnection.com and Di will set you up.
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post #696 of 881
I have been trying to figure out how to use this technique without the use of wires. Thank you so much for sharing... I would love to use these ideas for a wedding cake. By the way do you know how these will hold up if placed directly on buttercream?

Brandee Beavers
post #697 of 881
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

GOT MY NEW BOOK TODAY!!!! (autographed and numbered!) icon_biggrin.gif I can't wait to get started on the new stuff in there....
carnation
calla lily
geranium
gladiolous
orchid
poinsettia
rose
tulip & crocus
foilage
and several versions of bows! icon_biggrin.gif

Another hit, without a doubt!! Thank you Di and Michaelle - I just love this technique. You all need to order yours now too. icon_smile.gif



I'm still waiting... icon_cool.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
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post #698 of 881
Just wondering would melted chocolate work in attaching the bow to fondant?

Brandee Beavers
post #699 of 881
I attached my bow/bows/ribbon to fondant with a blob of BC. It held pretty good. Then I was able to wipe off the BC to keep the bowl. I gave it to my aunt so she could see how neat it was. I was going to insert a picture, but don't know how.
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post #700 of 881
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Originally Posted by Loucinda

Julisa - we would love to see what your's looks like! That is cool that you found something that will work too....always looking for new ways to use different things for new effects! icon_smile.gif



Ok got the pics out of my camera and have finally figured out how to insert them into a forum post icon_lol.gif .

Had a little trouble making the bow. I think it was too thick. But the streamer came out good. I sprinkled edible glitter on it before it dried. Can't really see it because I air brushed the whole cake with pearl dust. Was surprized that the Everclear didn't dissolve the gelitan. Hubby helped with the flowers, he did a pretty good job.
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post #701 of 881
icon_cry.gif I keep trying and trying but I can't get a smooth texture. I ended up pouring the gelatin onto a plastic lid and stood in front of my heater moving the lid up and down back and forth spreading the gelatin. IF it turns out then I should have a nice piece that doesnt have 'paintbrush lines' in it.
I need a large piece to make my dragon wings.
Will let you know how it turns out. I might keep practicing the brushing technique though...
post #702 of 881
Julisa - GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing it! I never tried to air brush one, that is good info too that it didn't melt the bow.
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post #703 of 881
What was used to form the body of the butterflies? i just love them, im trying to get the sheets to do them.
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post #704 of 881
You can either use the mold that they sell for them at www.cakeconnection.com or you can make them out of icing, either way will work.
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post #705 of 881
Julisa - your cake is beautiful!!!! I love the gel ribbon and gel streamer and gel bow. Did you use the "tin roofing" from the hobby store to make this ribbon/streamer and bow? What a great idea! It came out so great!
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